Jammu and Kashmir Liberation (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Saturday expressed his regret and anguish over the plight of victims of recent cloudburst at Kulan, Gund, Ganderbal which killed four people and destroyed about four dozen residential houses.
While distributing relief among the victims of the cloudburst, Malik said, "Providing relief to these affected brothers is our moral and religious duty." In a statement a JKLF spokesman said Malik today along with a delegation comprising zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal, zonal senior vice president Muhammad Yasin Butt, Zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, district president Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya),district president Srinagar Showkat Ahmad Dar and others visited Kulan Ganderbal early this morning and met the bereaved families of those who lost their lives due to cloud burst and also those who lost their residential houses due to the natural calamity.
Malik along with other leaders visited and met the affected families and distributed cash relief, food items, warm blankets, polythene and thermo cool sheets and other necessary relief items among them, he said.
"Malik was told that after the cloud burst, it is only local youth and elders who voluntarily helped the affected people. People said that so-called government has only provided some kilograms of rice to the affected and has done nothing without this till date. The magnitude of the natural calamity was such that besides devastating more than 40 residential houses, it totally wiped out the local graveyard. On the occasion JKLF chairman appealed locals and wealthy people to support these victims of natural calamity. He said that providing relief and help to victims of natural calamities is a religious duty which we all should try to fulfil," the statement said.